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Genesis 47 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen

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Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:2 - And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:3 - Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” So they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They also said to Pharaoh, “We have come to reside in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:5 - Then Pharaoh said to [fn]Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:6 - “The land of Egypt is [fn]at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then [fn]put them in charge of my livestock.”
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Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and [fn]presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:8 - And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many [fn]years have you lived?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:9 - So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The [fn]years of my living abroad are [fn]130; few and [fn]unpleasant have been the [fn]years of my life, nor have they [fn]attained the [fn]years [fn]that my fathers lived during the days of their living abroad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:10 - So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from [fn]his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - Now Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them property in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:12 - Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with [fn]food, according to the [fn]number of their little ones.
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Now there was no [fn]food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph collected all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan in payment for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:15 - When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph saying, “Give us [fn]food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is [fn]gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:16 - Then Joseph said, “Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money is [fn]gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them [fn]food in exchange for the horses and the [fn]flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he [fn]fed them with [fn]food in exchange for all their livestock [fn]that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - But when that year ended, they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord the fact that our money is all spent, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:19 - “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for [fn]food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”

Result of the Famine

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So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for [fn]every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:21 - As for the people, he relocated them to the cities from one end of Egypt’s border to the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 - Only the land of the priests he did not buy, because the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they [fn]lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, today I have purchased you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:24 - [fn]At the harvest you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and [fn]four-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food, and for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:25 - So they said, “You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s slaves.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:26 - Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt, valid to this day, that Pharaoh was to have the fifth; only the land of the priests [fn]did not become Pharaoh’s.
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Now Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in [fn]Goshen, and they acquired property in it and were fruitful and became very numerous.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:28 - And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for seventeen years; so the [fn]length of Jacob’s life was 147 years.
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When [fn]the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place your hand under my thigh now and deal with me in kindness and [fn]faithfulness: please do not bury me in Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:30 - but when I [fn]lie down with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place.” And he said, “I will do as you have said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:31 - And he said, “Swear to me.” So he swore to him. Then Israel bowed in worship at the head of the bed.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit Joseph, saying
Lit before you
Lit appoint them rulers
Lit set him before
Lit are the days of the years of your life
Lit days of the years
Lit 130 years
Lit evil
Lit days of the years
Lit reached
Lit days of the years
Lit of the life of my fathers
Lit Pharaoh’s
Or bread
Lit mouth
Or bread
Or bread
Lit at an end
Lit at an end
Or bread
Lit livestock of the flocks and livestock of the herds
Lit led them as a shepherd
Or bread
Lit in that year
Lit second
Lit livestock of the cattle
Lit in the presence of
Or bread
Lit Egypt, every man
Lit ate their allotment
Lit It shall come about...that you shall
Lit four parts
Lit alone did
Lit the land of Goshen
Lit days of Jacob, the years of his life
Lit the days of Israel
Lit truth
I.e., die

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